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Whew

Well, I made it through my last weekend of mayhem. I'm still not quite officially on holidays, going to head back to work for a bit this afternoon and finish cleaning up etc. Things went fairly smoothly, so I'm thankful that there were no major disasters! One small hiccup was during our Christmas party during Sunday School yesterday morning. I had set the projector up to view a movie on the wall, we got it all set up, was working fine, then I turned off the projector until the kids came. When it was time for the movie, I turned it on and fired up the movie. It was going fine and dandy until one of the characters started talking. And they were not talking English, they were talking Chinese. And the mandarin subtitles were even there to help us out! It sounded like an anime movie! So I stopped it, went into language selection on the dvd and chose english. Started it up again....and still in mandarin. Twice more I tried to fix it...to no avail. So I had to run and g…

I'll get there eventually...

Well, Christmas time is once again equalling crunch time. Just a few more things to do before I get to go home and blissfully enjoy doing nothing...
-Kids Club Christmas party tomorrow night (will involve baking cupcakes tomorrow afternoon, and setting up crafts)
-Friday night have to work at Ten Thousand Villages. Hoping to finish my Christmas shopping that night too!
-Saturday morning dress rehearsal for the Christmas program on Sunday. Saturday afternoon working at the church, and then hopefully a reprieve Saturday night...movies, popcorn, hot chocolate...here's hoping....
-Sunday morning Christmas party with the kids at church, after church decorate for the program
-Sunday afternoon is our Christmas program and potluck supper...and I'm hoping after that I'm done, done, done!!! (well, besides major clean-up etc)

It's gonna be a crazy weekend, but I'm trying to let thoughts of a holiday spur me on! I'll be heading up to Cold Lake for a week at Christmas then a…

I'm sick...how are you?

So yes, I am sick. It's just a chest cold, thankfully no worse...but it still stinks that I got sick. I was trying my best...washing my hands lots, and avoiding people who are super sick...but when you work with kids or have to do Christmas shopping in crowded places, it's inevitable that you are going to get sick. So many people have the flu right now (including poor Dion) so I'm praying it doesn't get any worse than this. On the upside, I finally have the chance to use the new cold and flu products I bought at Rocky Mountain Soap the last time I was there. This store really is my happy place.... I bought their Cold and Flu body and linen spray and their Cold and Flu rub. You can use the spray on yourself or your pillow and sheet and the smell of the essential oils is so soothing to your chest (think eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender). And then you can put the rub on your chest and back like Vicks vaporub. The nice thing is that unlike Vicks, it's all n…

But do they block UV rays?

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I saw some Kanye glasses for sale at the mall last week. Two questions:
1. What the heck are the purpose of these?
2. Why do I want a pair?

Maybe tomorrow I'll want to settle down, until tomorrow I'll just keep movin' on.....

Because I don't have enough on my plate already and seem to have free time coming out my...ahem....I have decided to start a new blog. Plus I'm keeping this one too. Well, I'll try it out anyway. You can visit my new blog here.

Also, why didn't anyone tell me that "The Littlest Hobo" comes on TV Saturday mornings at 7:30? I caught an episode last Saturday! Enjoy the theme song and please sing along.

Lesson Learned

So I did something this weekend that was a little crazy, a little risky, a little stressful...I volunteered with the youth. Right now I'm at the point where I know a number of the youth since they came through Sunday School, but that did not make volunteering with them any easier. I was reminded why I do children's ministry--for me it comes more naturally and just seems easier in some respects. I know that many youth pastors run screaming from ministry to kids...so i guess that's why we do what we do, we are just gifted in different ways. My weekend started out with a youth sleepover at the church. I arrived at 11 pm, thinking that we would be in bed by midnight. The youth were so ramped up and excited to be there that I quickly realized I would be kissing my precious sleep goodbye that night. I got put in the room with the jr. high girls (yes, many of you now know where I'm going with this) and I hadn't been in the room 5 minutes when one of the girls was…